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Republicans Reject Their Own Plan on the Debt Ceiling

Ezra Klein has an interesting little blurb on how the Republicans rejected a plan by the Obama administration that reduced the deficit by 2.4 trillion. 2 trillion came from spending cuts and 400 million came from tax increases. Tax increases were 17% of the plan. The plan was rejected by the Republicans.

It's Not Just Me ...............Honest

I may have inflamed some people by addressing some differences between the perceptions of some Black Progressives and some White Progressives. I noted that a panel at Netroots Nation consisted of Black Netroots who were trying to formulate get out the vote programs for Obama and the Democrats. A post at FDL (Not from one off the headliners at FDL) responded in the negative to the GOTV effort. The FDL post stated that pressuring Obama was the more important issue.

Vote Yes or No

When I read and hear of all the despair about the current situation in the United States expressed by Progressives, I often wonder why I'm not equally depressed. I find comfort when I read polls that note that despite the economic hardships present in the country today, African-Americans remain optimistic about the future. In a Washington Post poll cited by Ellis Cose in a "The Daily Beast" column on May 22, 2011 notes that 60% of African-Americans polled felt that their children would have a better standard of living.

Cornel West Vs. Rev. Al Sharpton Round 2

Sharpton, West to Debate on Obama, Black Agenda


Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 3:42 am
By: Jackie Jones,






African-Americans celebrate the Fourth of July along with all other Americans; however it should be noted that because of America's birth defect of slavery, the Fourth of July does come with some baggage. Today on June 19th, many Africans Americans will be participating in Juneteenth, a celebration of the end of slavery in the United States of America.

New Media Same As Old Media (With A Few Exceptions)

Huffpost is entering into a deal with AOL. The Daily Beast has a deal to work with Newsweek. New media is settling into cozy relationship with the corporate world. Against this backdrop we have newly released books by two women of color who tell of the objective racism they faced in their careers in mainstream media.



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